Morwenna Osmond

Global Wales Postgraduate Award, The New School - Modern History

Morwenna was raised in the coastal town of Penarth in Wales. Educated bilingually in Welsh and English, she is passionate about the survival and flourishing of minority languages. At 15, she was awarded a scholarship to the United World College of Costa Rica, where she joined a community of 170 students from over 70 countries. Later she studied History at Bristol University, graduating with first-class honours. She is fascinated by histories of social movements and contentious politics. Her final-year dissertation explored the relationship between the Indigenous women leaders of the Red Power movement and the second-wave feminist movement in the US from the 1960s to the 1980s. Subsequently, Morwenna joined the Warrior Women Project, a group of activists, historians and multimedia storytellers who collect oral histories recording Indigenous matriarchy and movement building. During her time studying an MA in Historical Studies at the New School for Social Research, New York, Morwenna aims to deepen her understanding of the dynamics of social movements. She is also keen to explore the role that artists can have in affecting community change. Outside of her studies, Morwenna is eager to explore upstate New York’s hiking trails.